It’s a sad day in our community with the death of Tryon Fire Chief James “Tank” Waters. A little over a year ago I had the pleasure of meeting “Tank” when I was at the Tryon Fire Department to interview Geoffrey Tennant. I enjoyed a good chat with Geoffrey and learned a lot about his long career in Polk County. He was taken from us too early last summer and Tank took over the position of chief. This is a terrible loss for Polk County. We will miss these two amazing gentlemen and two long-serving public icons. Godspeed to both of you.
...retired in 2017 from a life of work, mostly in education. I decided it was time to stop commuting and stay at home a while. Foothills Faces is meant to bring you short snippets of life through photography, videography, and audio recordings of some of the wonderful people and places of the Carolina Foothills..